Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Wildfires near Fort St. John, Prince George prompt evacuations
The view of one of many fires burning across northern B.C. from Taylor, where an emergency response centre has been established. (Destiny
The Peace River Regional District in northern B.C. has declared a state of emergency due to several forest fires in the area.
The district said about 48 wildfires were burning in the region Monday night.
Evacuation orders and evacuation alerts have been issued for parts of the Baldonnel community near Fort St. John, as well as at Charlie Lake.
The Blueberry First Nation reserve north of Fort St. John was also evacuated and residents were sent to Taylor, where an emergency reception centre has been established...Continue reading...